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AGREEABLY to an Order made by the 
Most PForsIupful His Excellencij 25cri- 
jamiri §>m\t% Esq. Governor, Captain 
General and Commander hi Chief in and 
over the State of N. Carolinaj Gran d 
Master OF Masons : The GRAND 
LODGE OF North-Carolina and 
T£ N N E s s E E , convened in their Lodge 
Room in the City of Raleigh^ on the 
Evening of 



W^IEN WERE PRESENT^ 

THE Most Worshipful Bis EAcell-ncy BENJAMIN SMITH, 

Esq. Cvernor, &c. GRAND MASTER. 
R. W. ROBERT WILLIAMS, D. G, M. 
R. W. CALVIN JONES, G. S. W. 
R. W- GEORGE L.DAVIDSON-, -G. J. W. 
R. W. ALEXA.NDER LUCAS, G. pro. tan. 
R. W. WILLIAM BOYLAN, G. T. 
B other THOMAS TAYLOR. G, S. D. 
Brother ALLEN ROGERS, G. J. D. 
Brother THOMAS FOUND, G. Tyl£R, 




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rROCEEDINGS. 



MEMBERe 

Brother Gen* Montfort Stokes, 

VISITORS. 

Brothers Moses Mordeca'i, Daniel L. Barringer, William Hiil^ 
John S. Jordan, John T. C. V/yatt, Willis Rogers, Joshua 
Sugg, Richard Ligon, William H. Williams, Christopher 
Christophers and Jeieniiah Dunn. 

REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM THE FOLLOWING LODGES, tO Wtt : 

pHQCj^ix, No. 8c FayeltvzUej Brother John A. Cameron. 
Johnson Caswell, No. 10. Wanenton^ Brother VV. C. Miller. 
pANsopHi A, No. 25. Moore, Bid's. A. McNeille and A. Jones. 
Mount Mop ia, No. 27, Iredell^ Brothers George L. Davidson 

and Joseph Guy, 
Davie, No. 39, Bertie^ Brother William Sparkman. 
Hiram, No. 40. Raleigh, Brothers Allen Rogers, Thomas Hen- 

deison and Mark Cooke. 
Gjieensville, No. 43, Tennessee, Brothers William Boylan and 

Robert Williams. 
Liberty, No. 45. U'Vkesbnrough, Brothers Edmund Jones and 

Jesse Allen. 

Orange, No. 47, Lincoln, Brother William Boy Ian. 
Newport, No. 50, Tennessee, Brother William Boylan, 
King Solomon, No. 52, Gallatin, (Tenn.) Brothers Robert 

Williams and William Boylan, 
Hall, No. 53, Currituck, Brother Brickhouse Sell. 
King Solomon, No. 56, NortkamytoHi Brother Corn. Mooie. 
St. Andrews, (by dispensation) Louisbwg, Brothers Alexan- 
der Falconer and Benjamin F. Hawkins. 
CoNGORD, (by dispensation) Tarhorough, Brother A. Falconer. 

Ordered, That the Charter of the following Lodge be dis- 
solved, to wit : FederalLod^e, Pitt County. 



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The Charter oiOU Cone Lodge, No* 9, Salisbury^ was surren- 
dered. 

AN ADDRESS 
From the R. W. Grand Master was read, to wit : 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the States of North- Ca^ 
rolina and Tennessee, 
** In' pursuance to the wish heretofore expressed, the Grand 
Master lays before this Grand Lodge, such abst< acts fromvariou* 
communicaiions produced to him by the Grand Secretary, having 
been received since the last annual communication, as appear to 
require ihe particular attention of the Lodge. These are very few, 
viz. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania have disapproved of the 
new Grand Lodge of South-Carolina, as appears more fully by the 
Minutes of their proceedings at the G.and Quarterly Commur*!- 
cation, 3d December 5810. 

**The Grand Lodge of Virginia, at their Annual Communica- 
tion in the same month, still adhere to the opinion expressed in 
Dec*r. 1800, respecting the subject of a National Giand Lodge ; 
but have passed Resolutions well worthy the attention of this 
Grand Lodge, one of which expresses an opinion that it is extreme- 
ly expedient and proper, that a Grand Convention of Masons shouid 
be convened at Washington, for the purpose of recommending aa 
uniform mode of carrying on the Great Woik ot the Crafr in the 
diffeient degrees ol Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Mas- 
ter Mason. 

The said Grand Lodge of Virginia have also by a Resolution, 
expressed their opinion unanimously, that the complaint of thig 
Lodge against the Grand Lodge of Kentucky for constituting by 
Charter a Lodge or Lodges within our jurisdiction, appears to be 
weii founded, and by another unanimous Resolution recommend* 
«d that the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, harmonise with the Grand 
Lodge of North' Carolina and Tennessee, by recalling or with- 



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drawing the Charter or Charters, alledged to have improperly in- 
ttrfered with our rights. 

" BENJAMIN SMITH, G. M. 
" November 21, A. L. 581 1/^ 

Ordered, That a Charter issue, constituting a Lodge in Lou- 
isburg, by the name of St. Andrews, No. 57 ; directed to Afex^ 
ander Fal oner. Master j, William Moore, S. W. and Green BiU» 
jun. J, W, 

Ordered, That a Chatter issue constituting a Lodge at Tar- 
borough, named Concord^ No. 58, directed to Alexander hakojtcr^ 
Master, Nathan Mathewson, S W. and Ed. D. McNair, J. W. 

Op.ds-red, That Brothers Calvin Jones, Montfort Stokes and ' 
George Lee Davidson, be appointed a committee to examine the 
Treasurer's Books, &c. and make a Report. 

Ordered, That Br thers George L. Davidson, M. Stokes, 
WiUiam Miiler,Calv:nJones> and John A. Cameron, be appoint- 
ed a committee to examine and report on all communications, 
^c. made to this Grand Lodge. 

Stokes Lodxe, No. 32, in Cabairus County mac'e a formal sur- 
render of the Charter of said Lodge. Accepted, &c. 

The Grand Lodge was then adjourned until Friday Evening the 
SDth instant. 

Fridat^ J^^ovember 29, 181 !• 
The Grand Lodge met according to adjournment ; 
When wep.e present, 

THE Most Worshipful His Excellency BENJAMIN SMITH, 
Grand M \ster. 

R. W. ROBERT WILLIAMS, D. G. M. 

R. W. CALVIN JONES, G. S. W. 

K. W. GEORGE L DAVIDSON. G, J. W. 

R. W. ALEXANDER LUCAS, G. S.pro tern, 

H. W. WILLIAM BOYLAN, G. T. 



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Brother EDMUND JONES, G. S. D. 
Brother ALLEN ROGERS, G. J. D. 
B.oiher THOMAS POUND, G. Tyier, 

MEMBER. 

Brother Montf-jrt Stokes. 

VISITORS. 

Brothers Moses Mordecai, Daniel L. Ban inger, John T, C. \yiat% 
Richard Ligon, Jeremiah Dunn, &c. &c. 

REPRESENTATIVES 

- FROM THE FOLLOWINCI LODGES, tO Zlit : 

St. John's Lodge, No. 1, Wi'w.ington^ Brother W. W. Jones, 
Royal White Heart, No. 2, Halifax y Bro. W. B Lor k hart, 
Thg^nix, No. 8, FayetteviVe, Bro's Jas. Owen and J A. Cameron , 
Mount Moria> No. 27, Iredell^ Brothers George L. Davidson, 

and Joseph Guy. 
St. Ta'mmany. No. 30, IFzhninginn, Brother V/m. \V, J)ne% 
Davie Lodge, No. 39, Bertie, Bro.her Wiiiiam Spaikman. 
His AM Lodge, No 40, Half>igk, Brothers Alien Rogrr?, 1 ho- 

Piias H.^nderson and Mark Cook. 
Green VI LL f p No. iJ, of Tennessee, Brothers William Boy Ian and 

R.obeft VViiiiams. 
Liberty, No. 45, Wiikeshnjough, Brothers Edmunvi Jones and 

J. Allen. 

Orange, No-. ^7 , ^-in,cohi, Erothe.r William Boyian. 
Nhw'port, No. jQ, Teuncsaee, Brothers Robert WiIiiarDS at di 

William Bcj} Ian. 
King Solomon, N-:>. 52, Ga \itin, (Td;in.) Bfotheis Wiiti^m 

Bo^lan and llobert Wdliams. 
Unanimity, No. 34«, EdsrUon, 3i other. Johi B. B)cunt. 
Hi R.-^M, N'-. 55, GdUdin '{T-^nn.') Brothers Wiiiiam BoyJanand 

R .bi.rl Williams. 

boLoMON, No, 56, NorthafnptQn Court-House, Brother 



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LoDOS (by drpcnsation) in Plymouth, Washington County, 

Brother Jeremiah Slade. 
St- Andrew's Lodge, (by dispensation) Louishurgj Brother 

Benjamin F. Hawkins. 

T'i(^ Grand Lodge was opened in due and sdemnfirm, 
.YouMG Eagle Lodge, No. 49, in ^fartin County, made to 
this Giand Lodge a formal surrender of hs Charter, which su!- 
render was accepted. 

The thanks of the Grand Lodge were unanimously ordered to 
i)e returned lo Djctor Thomas B, Glosier, of Warrenton, for the 
preseni of a valuable Masonic Book, which was accepted ; as 
well as for his communication in wiiting made to the R. VV. De- 
puty Grand Master. 

Ordered, Fhit a notice issue to Williams Lodge, No. 44', 
in Randolph Coun y, to appear at the next Grand Annual Com- 
munication, and shew cause^, if any tbey have, why its charter 
shall not be arrested, and said Lodge dissolved lor non-payment 
of dues. 

Ordered, That a Charter issue constituting a Lodge, at Ply- 
inoulh, Washington county, lo be called Perseverance Lodge, 
No 59, and directed to Joka Ewtvg Parker, as Master; Joseph 
Bailsman, Senior Warden znd A ^phms Paddelfjrd, Junior Warden. 

Ordered, That a committee consisting of Brothers Calvin 
Jones, Alexander Lucas and William Boy Ian, be appointed to 
meet such committee as may hereafter be appointed by iiiiam 
Lodge, No. 40, of the city of Raleigh, for the purpose of confer- 
ring upon the expediency of erecting a Masonic Hall in said city> 
and that they report to this Grand Lodge at its next Grand An- 
nual Communication, 

Ordered, That the sum of ten pounds, erroneously charged 
against Mount Moria Lodge, No. 27, IredcH, on account of a se- 
cond or dupU-ate charter, be remitted. 



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irhe committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's accburitg 
Reported that they had performed that duty ; that they had found 
the accounts correct, and that there remained in the Treasurer's 
hands, the sum of 452/ 3^ 6d (four hundred and fifry two pounds 
three shillings and six pence ) 
The Grand Lodge then proceeded to the choice of ofl^cers for the 
ensuing year, when the following were unanimously elected. 

The Most Worshipful ROBERT WILLIAMS, Esq. Attorney 
at Law in the City of Raleigh, Grand Master, 

The Right Worshipful Doctor CALVIN JONES, Adjutant 
General of the Militia of this State, Grand Senior Warden. 

The Right Worshipful GEORGE LEE DAVIDSON, Esq, 
Member of the House of Representatives from Iredell County, 
Grand Junior Warden. 

The Right Worshipful ALEXANDER LUCAS, Grand Secre^ 
iart/, and 

The Right Worshipful WILLIAM BOYLAN, Giand Trea^ 
surer. 

Who were severally installed in due and solemn farm, accord" 
ing to the ancient usages of Masonry. 

The Most Worshipful 9rand Master ROBERT WILLIAMS, 
Esq, then, by virtue of his office, made the following appoint- 
ments : 

The Right Worshipful JEREMIAH SLA OE, a member of 
the Senate of the Legislature oi Norih-Carolina from Martin 
County, Deputy Grand JMaster. 

Brother Colonel EDMUND JONES, a member of the Legis^ 
lature of North-Carolina from Wilkes QoMntyy Grand Senior 
Deacon, 

Brother ALLEN ROGERS- Esq. of Wake County and Mas- 
ter oi Hiram Lodge in (he city of Raleigh, Grand Senior, Deacon, 

Brother Brigadier General WILLIAM W. JONES, of the town 
pi Wilmington, Grand Furmivant, 

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Brother Doctor THOMAS B. GLOSTER, Grand Elect, Perfect 
and Sublime Mason, of Warrenton, Grand JMarshal, 

Brother ATLAS JONES, Attorney at law and Member ofth» 
Legislature of this State from Moore County, G, S'JsordBeareu 
Brother THOMAS POUND, Grand Tyler, 
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Grand 
Lodge be presented to the Right Worshipful Benjamin Smith Past 
Grand Master of this Grand Lodge, for the able and faithful man- 
ner in which he has discharged the duties ol that important office. 
The GRAND LODGE was then closed in harmony and peace, 
and adjourned sine die. 
Test, 

ALEXANDER LUCAS, 

Grand Secretary^ 



Communication. 



THE following communication, from a Convention of the Ten- 
nesee Lodges, was received after the close of the last Grand. 
Annual Cummunication, and is now. by the Qrand Master, 
Qrd^red to be published for the iiiforinatioa of the subordinate 
l-odges ; 

CONVENTIQN- 

KNOXVILLE, STATE OF TENNESSEE, 

December Mh, A, D. 1811, A, L. 5811. 
To the Right Worshiplul Brother Robert Williams, Deputy 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. 
frother. 

The several .Lodges in this State having assembled ill 
Convention, pursuant to notice, for the important purpose ot 
taking into consideration the propriety as well necessity of es- 
tablishing a Grand Lodge, and having alter due deliberation de- 
termined that the state of society here as also the well being of 
the Craft in particular require that such establishment should 
ake place : All which will more fully appear by a reference to 
the address and other proceedings herewith transmitted : 

And the delegates from the respective Lodges, Brother, who 
form the present Convention, recollecting with the liveliest sen- 
sibility and gratitude the many services which you have frc,-:;^ 
time to time rendered the respective Lodges the) now represent, 
as well as the fidelity and brotherly affection you have at all 
times and in every instance manifested, have thought proper lo 
inclose to you an exact transcript of their proceedings, together 
with an address to the Grand Lodge, as abo /e alluded to, soliciu 
ing their assent to the several objects therein contained. 



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The Convention, well knowing your sincere attachraont to 
the Craft in general and particularly to these lodges, which yoii 
yourself have been peculiarly instrumental in rearing up, indulge 
^he pleasing hope that you will lay the enclosed proceedings and 
address before the Grand Lodge, And they do moreewer, Bro<. 
tber, request and authorise you to act in their behalf and to do 
whatever you may think right concerning the premises and for 
the welfare of the respective Lodges aud Craft in this state, who 
have the honor now to address you tkiough the present Conven- 
tion. 

Accept, Brother, our warmest and most affectionate wishet 
for your present and future bappiness. 

And be assured that it is with ths highest regard and consider 
ation we subscribe ourselves. 

Your friends and brethren, 
Signed ly order and unanimous consent, 

STEPHEN BROOKS^ Chairman. 

Attest, 

JNO. A. ROGERS, Secretary ef the Convention^ 

KNOXVILLE, DECEMBER 2nd, 
A. D. 1811, A. L. 5811. 

PURSUANT to a resolution of Hiram Lodge, No. 53, of North 
Carolina, and acceded to by the different Lodges in the State, 
*' That a Convention of Ancient York Masons be held at 
Knoxville, on the first Monday in December next, for the pur* 
pose of establishing aGrandLodge in this state," the loUow^ 
ing brothers, from the Lodges enumerated, produced their ap* 
pointrnents as Delegates, &c. to wit : 

From Tennessee Lodge, No. 2. J ^■"(■l^^'llly.' """^ 
Greenville ** 3. Stephen Brooks. 

New Port " "4. Edward Scott. 

Overton " 5 \ J""^*" ^' 

"^""^'^^^ ^' \ John Williams. 

King' Solomon ** 6. John Hall, 

hifam ** *«7. Archibald ?ott€f. 



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Who formed a convention and adopted the following^ reso1u« 
luUons, io wit 

" 1st. Resolved, That Bro. STEPHEN BROOKS be chair- 
pian, and Bio. John A. Rodgers, secretary of this convention, 

'* 2nd, Resolved, That in the opinion of this convention, the 
number of Ancient York Masons in this State, and the state of 
Society in Tennessee, require the formation of a G. Lodge with- 
in the same, for the better regulation and extension of the craft, 

" 3d. Resolved, That for the purpose of constituting a Grand 
Lodge, in ti;je opinion of this convention it will be necessary for 
fhe Masters, Past Masters and Wardens of the different Lodges 
fepresented in the same, or delegates appointed by the Lodges, 
respeciively being Masters of the Craft, to meet at Knoxville on 
the second Monday in August next, for I he purpose of forming a 
Constitution and Bye Laws for the government of a Grand Lodge 
©f Tennessee, to elect officers thereof, and further to do what 
may be necessary to its operation. 

**4th. Resolvedy2LS the opinion of this Convention, that all 
Master Mason?, working under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Lodge of North Carolina, in this state, be admitted for the pur- 
pose of giving their aid and assistance at the time of forming the 
Constitution for the government of the Grand Lodge, (the ob- 
ject of which is to have the benefit of all the light which can be 
Thrown on so important a subject,) notwithstanding such bre- 
thren may not be entitled to a vote on the above occasion. 

**5th. Resolved, That the letter to Brother Robert Williams^ 
and the address of this convention to the Grand Lodge of North 
Carolina, together with a transcript of their proceedings, be sign- 
ed by the secretary and sent under cover to the said Bro'r Wil- 
liams, for the purpose of laying the same before iheG. Lodge. 
Signed, by unanimous consent, 

STEPHEN BROOKS, Chairman. 

Attest, 

John A»Rooirs, Secretary of the Convention. 



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KN0XVILL1E, TENNESSEE, 
DECE!WBER4th, A.D. 1811, A. L. 5811. 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Right Worshipful 
Deputy Grand Master, Grand Wardens and other Officers and 
Biethren of the Grand Lodge of North-Carolina and Tennes- 
see. 

A convention of Ancient York Masons, consisting of a delega* 
lion fronn all the Lot^ges in this State working under your juris- 
diction, having convened a? Knoxville on the second day of De- 
cember, A L. 5811, A. D. 1811, pu'suanttoa request of Hi- 
ram Lodge No. 55 of North-Carolina, and No. 7 of Tennessee^ 
aftci the most mature deliberation on the situation of the fjater- 
nity in the state of Tennessee, have decided that the state of so- 
ciety, the number oi Lodges and the interest of the craft require 
the establishment of a Qrand Lodge in the State. Not wishinge 
however, to take so important a step without the approbation of 
©ur mother Lodge, we have had a view to hei wishes (so far ag 
we could anticipate them from communications heretofore recei- 
ved) in all our proceedings. 

We believe that we are ripe forthe important change contem- 
plated and that the fraternity generally, throughout the state, will 
receive a valuable acquisition of members from the establish** 
ment of a General Lodge here, and other valuable Lodges wiJl be 
planted in various parts of the State, whereby the laudable prin- 
cipl es ol our Orde»- will be disseminated, the craft advanced and 
many valuable links added to the Iraternal chain. 

The necessity of the measure is stiongly pointed out by our 
remote S4tuation from our parent Lodge. 

The salutary lectures, admonitions and advices of our Grand 
Master at e not so well calculated tc reclaim thoughtless Bretfiren 
(of whom alas all societies have some) from aberrations which 
bordei closely on indiscretion, from indiscretions nearly all'ed 
to folly and vice, when administered through the medium of a 
proxy as they would be provided they came to us immediately 



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from out Gnnd 3»lastcr himself or some other valuable membet 
of the Grand Lodge. 

We have in our proceedings endeavored to comply with the 
intimations given by our much esteemed Brother Robert W'lU 
Jiams, Deputy Grand Master, in a communication to Fennsssee 
Lodge No. 2, of Tennessee, and No. 41 oi North Carolina, which 
is now the oldest Lodge in ihis state under y 'Urjutisdiciion, the 
opinion and wishes of which we are informed by said communi- 
cation : we have thought proper, therefore, to say in this place 
that there is an entire unanimity of opinion on the subject be- 
tween all tiie Lodges represented in this conventi -n as will ap-* 
pear more fully by the Resolution herewith transmitted. 

The premises being considered we confidently hope that our 
proceedings will meet the cordial approbation uf our Mother 
Lodge under whose fostering care the craft has been planted and 
cherished to manhood m our iniant state. 

We solicit also in the genuine spirit uf fraternal afFectiun tha 
friendly assistance and advice of oui parent Lodge in the prose* 
cution of our grand design and respectfully request that our M. 
W. G. Master, by himself or proxy may attend and give his aid 
to the organization of our Grand Lodge. 

W'e cannot conclude this address without bringing a sincere 
tribute to the altar of gratitude by the unfeigned expression of 
our high sense of the paternal patronage extended to the craft ia 
OUI land. We hope we have brought an acceptable cffering. 

And respectfully subscribe your sincere friends and brethren* 
STEPHEN BROOKS, Chairmain. 

Signed and countei signed by ordei of the Convention, " 

ATTEST, 
JNO.H. ROGERS, Secretary, 



A LIST OF LODGES 



UNDER THE jURISDICTIOU 

OF THE 

<l5ran& Eoagi: of Bortj^ Carolina ana €tn^ 



St. John, No. 

Royal White Heart. 

St. John, 

Royal Edwin, 

Phoenix, 

Johnston Caswell^ 

Washington, 

Artierican George, 

King Solomon, 

Hiram, 

Pansophia, 

Mount Moria, 

St. Tammany, 

Phalanx, 

Freeland, 

Davie, 

Hiram, 

I'ennessee, (No. 2, Tenn.) 

Greenville, (No. 3, Tenn.) 

WiUiams, 

Liberty, 

Social, 

Orange, 

Taylor, 

Newport, (No. 4, Tenn.) 
Overton, ^(No. 5, Tenn.) 
King Solomon, (No. 6, Ten.) 
Hall, 

Unanimity, 

Hiram, (No. 7, Tennessee,) 

Kmg Solomon, 

St, Andrew's, 

Concord, 

Perseverance, 

Test^ 



1, Wilmington, 

2, Halifax, 

3, Newbern, 
5, Windsor, 

8, Fayetteville, 
10, VVarrenton, 
15, Beautort county. 

17, Murfreesborougli, 

18, Jones county. 

24, Wiiliamsborough, Granville^ 

25, Moore county. 
27> Iredell county, 

30, Wilmington. 

31, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Cty* 
33, Rowan county. 

39, Bertie county. 

40, City of Raleigh. 

41, Knoxville. 

43, Greenville, (Tennessee.) 

44, Johnstonville, Randolph C*tj» 

45, SVilkesborough, Wiik.es C*ty, 

46, Pittsborough. Chatham C*ty. 

47, Lincoln county. 

48, Beaufort. 

50, Newport, (Tennessee.) 

51, Rugersville, (Tennessee.) 

52, Town of Gallatin, (Tenn ) 

53, indian Town, Cuirituck C*ty. 

54, Edenton., 

55, Town of Franklin, (Tenn.) 

56, Northampton Court-House. 

57, Louisburg, Franklin county* 

58, Tarborougb. 

59, Plymouth, Washington C'ty. 

ALEXANDER LUCAS, 
Crund Secreiarjff,